Bordeaux

2017 Lilian Ladouys

$353.94
6 x 750ml
Complex aromas of white pepper, black pepper, crushed berries and nutmeg. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a creamy, refined finish. A core of fascinating fruit and spice here. A blend of 50% merlot, 43% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot. Drink after 2021. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Suckling

Complex aromas of white pepper, black pepper, crushed berries and nutmeg. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a creamy, refined finish. A core of fascinating fruit and spice here. A blend of 50% merlot, 43% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot. Drink after 2021.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

The opulence of this wine balances the serious layers of tannins to give a wine with rich potential. Its spice and firm tannins will allow it to age. Drink from 2023.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

This Saint-Estèphe estate continues to produce a ripe, sexy wine from their 45-hectare vineyard located on sandy, gravelly, clay soils. The 2017 is a blend of 50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, all aging in 40% new oak. It’s a plump, rounded, sexy beauty that boasts a deep purple color as well as loads of ripe cherry and currant fruits, underbrush, and floral nuances. It can be drunk on release or cellared for 10-12 years.

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91 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

From the same family who own Pedesclaux - and, I believe, new owners of several additional St-Estèphe estates. This has bright, juicy fruit in an unfussy and disarming style. It's a very nice wine, and good value too, with plenty to enjoy: uncomplicated berry fruits with touches of cherry and cedar oak. Another St-Estèphe win in 2017. 40% new oak. Yield 50hl/ha. Drinking Window 2022 - 2034

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Lilian Ladouys was picked from 20 to 29 September and matured in 40% new oak. It has a perfumed, floral bouquet with blue and red fruit, a subtle chalkiness in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, pinched on the mid-palate with a tightly wound, slightly austere finish. Not bad but it will need three or four years in bottle. I would like more charm to develop and indeed, when I encountered this growth towards the end of my trip, I felt that it was beginning to show more personality.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Lilian Ladouys has a fragrant herbal waft on the nose with a core of baked red and black currants, Morello cherries, tilled earth and cedar chest. The palate is medium-bodied, delicately played and pleasantly chewy with plenty of freshness and lovely purity on the finish. The wine was aged for 15 months in French oak, 40% new. The blend is 50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. Eighty percent of the production went into this grand vin. Drinking Window : 2020 - 2029

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Licorice, black raspberries, tobacco, smoky cherries, spice and cedar characteristics come out in this medium/full bodied, dusty textured, forward wine which ends in a soft, red berry finish. Made from blending of 50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% alcohol.

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James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Lively, with a mix of red and black cherry fruit lined with lightly chalky tannins and flickers of savory and lilac. Has a touch of toast and light twinge of austerity at the very end.—J.M.

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Tasting Notes

Now under the same ownership as the revived Château Pedesclaux in Pauillac, this property is hitting its true potential. This latest release is textured while also having great fruits, rich tannins and considerable aging ability. This wine should be drunk from 2023. Roger Voss Wine Enthusiast 93 Points

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Winemakers Note

Lilian Ladouys & the Lorenzetti family, love at first sight In 2008, Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti bought the estate after falling instantly in love with it. They brought passion and ambition to this new project. In 2018, the handover began with the arrival of Manon Lorenzetti. Guided by the same ambition as her parents, she brought new energy to their project. Manon wants to keep pushing towards best practices in the vineyard, that her parents initiated in 2009 alongside Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen and his team. In 2021, the main part of the replanting program is over and Manon decided to launch the conversion of the vineyard to Organic Farming. In 2020 the efforts of the family paid off when Château Lilian Ladouys was named Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel .

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Delivery Details

International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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